20th Century European

The Centenarian

Drypoint from 1930. Catalog: Appleby 144. Featured in Fine Prints of the Year in 1931. Plate signed on the bottom edge: "Blampied Jan. 1931". Signed in ink in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Numbered 39 in an edition of 100. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. This print is expressive in both line and content.

Barbizon Landscape

Pencil signed lithograph with extensive remarque in the lower left. Editioned in pencil in the lower right; number 5 in an edition of 40. Image measures 4 1/4 x 3 inches on 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inch medium weight embossed wove type paper. This print has strong contrast and captures the sunlight in the landscape, even hinting at movement in the trees.

Gerona

Signed and numbered in ink. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. C. 1921. Plate measures 7 3/8 x 12 7/8 on 8 3/4 x 15 inch laid type paper. Catalog: Hardie 213. Print 8 in an edition of 76. Born into poverty, McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. This print has a unique perspective as well as a rich drypoint burr.

The Knight's Return

Pencil signed "Airy" in the lower left. Remarque of a swan in the lower right. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 on 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inch wove type paper. The artist's flowing lines depict a dancing couple surrounded by shadowy, treacherous figures.

St. Paul's, Covent Garden

Plate signed in the lower left. Signed in ink in the lower right. Edition of 30. Titled and editioned in ink near bottom edge of paper. Print is adhered to matboard. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches on 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inch paper. A sharp, finely detailed etching with rich drypoint burr of daily life on a busy street in Covent Garden Market against the backdrop of St Paul’s Church portico.

The Reader (Nathaniel Royds)

Plate signed and dated 1920. Signed "Lumsden imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. A skillfully done portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch thin watermarked laid type paper. The subject is the Reverend Nathaniel Royds, the father-in-law of the artist.

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